A Side Letter to a Lease; a valuable accessory for Vivienne Westwood

3rd July 2017


When negotiating a lease, a landlord may agree to certain concessions to attract and secure a desirable tenant.  The agreement is often personal between the landlord and tenant, and documented by way of confidential side letter.  In the recent case … Continue reading


The dangers of agreeing to agree

22nd June 2017


The feeling is a familiar one during many drawn out contract negotiations: time is marching on, both sides just want to finish the process but the important logistical details are just not being agreed upon. The temptation to leave various … Continue reading


Tamsin Mann joins law firm Murrell Associates Limited!

16th June 2017

Tamsin and Jenny - Press release

Solicitor Tamsin Mann has joined the property team at the Truro office of commercial law practice, Murrell Associates. Previously at Coodes in Falmouth, Tamsin has a good background in commercial property; with particular expertise in the field of charity law. … Continue reading


Granting a lease to oneself

26th May 2017


English law does not permit a landowner to grant a lease to him or herself. A lease is a tenancy agreement based upon an agreement between two people and contains covenants made by one person with the other. The logic … Continue reading


Recruitment and Retention in Smaller Firms

22nd May 2017


With smaller recruitment budgets and smaller budgets for staff extras, there’s no doubt that smaller firms like Murrell Associates can’t compete on salaries or financial rewards with large firms. We are a specialist corporate and property firm with 11 fee-earners … Continue reading


Caroline Daly has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive!

12th May 2017


Caroline Daly has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in the commercial property team at Truro-based commercial law practice, Murrell Associates. Caroline first joined the commercial property team in September 2011, gaining valuable experience on a range of renewable energy and … Continue reading


The Food and Drink Sector Post-Brexit

12th June 2017


The long-term effects of last summer’s ‘Brexit’ vote are almost impossible to predict in terms of our relationship with the European Union but the one already visible by-product is the weakening in the pound. The falling pound creates problems for … Continue reading


Rachel Plunkett qualifies at Murrell Associates!

27th March 2017


Rachel Plunkett has joined the corporate team at Truro-based commercial law practice, Murrell Associates, after completing her training with the firm. Rachel has qualified as a solicitor in the firm’s corporate and commercial team, having gained valuable experience in the firm’s commercial … Continue reading


The difficulties of implied terms

22nd March 2017


When entering into any kind of contract it is essential to expressly include clauses on all matters that are crucial to the parties and the arrangement at hand. Unfortunately this does not always happen. Where a contract is silent on … Continue reading


Electronic signatures

9th March 2017


For years, it has been common place for modern commercial lawyers to accept scanned copies of ‘wet ink’ signatures to exchange and complete agreements remotely to avoid the need to have all parties present in the same room. However until … Continue reading